Under ordinary circumstances, Oakley Ford and Vaughn Bennett would never even cross paths.
There’s nothing ordinary about Oakley. This bad-boy pop star’s got Grammy awards, millions of fangirls and a reputation as a restless, too-charming troublemaker. But with his home life disintegrating, his music well suddenly running dry and the tabloids having a field day over his outrageous exploits, Oakley needs to show the world he’s settling down—and who better to help him than Vaughn, a part-time waitress trying to help her family get by? The very definition of ordinary.
Posing as his girlfriend, Vaughn will overhaul Oakley’s image from troublemaker to serious artist. In return for enough money to put her brothers through college, she can endure outlandish Hollywood parties and carefully orchestrated Twitter exchanges. She’ll fool the paparazzi and the groupies. She might even start fooling herself a little.
Because when ordinary rules no longer apply, there’s no telling what your heart will do…
A teen reluctantly agrees to pose as the girlfriend to a Justin Bieber like pop star in order to rehab his bad boy image. Recently orphaned, 17-year-old Vaughn Bennett and her older sister, Paisley, are now responsible for taking care of their twin younger brothers; when the opportunity arises for Vaughn to be 19-year-old Oakley Ford's public girlfriend, the jaw-dropping salary is enough to persuade her to take the gig. Oakley initially seems like the stereotypical celebrity jerk Vaughn expects him to be, but she soon gets to know the kind, sensitive person underneath the persona. Though the premise isn't new, watching Vaughn and Oakley's relationship evolve from angry, bitter encounters to tender ones is a pleasure, and Watt (the pseudonymous author of the Royals series) maintains enticing romantic tension from start to finish. Told through Oakley and Vaughn's alternating points of view, this page-turning romance about an unlikely couple who overcomes the glare of the public eye, among other complications, is addictive summer reading. Ages 14 up.
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Couldn’t Put it Down!
I have read one other book by this author & it was “One Small Thing”, which is a book I love as well! I always “sample” a book before purchasing because why buy a book if the first few chapters don’t “hook” you in🤷🏻♀️? Well anyways, it passed my “sample read” test & I loved the love story & hope she builds on to the book either with Oakley & Vaughn OR Ty & Paisley! Ugh, I’m tempted to reread this book 🙄
When It’s Real is the perfect description of the Book.
I haven’t read Erin Watts’ other books, but this one was amazing! I found myself so immersed in the story I lost track of time. If you want to read a feel good ya romance novel, then this is definitely the book for you! I hope that’s Erin Watts writes more books like this. Maybe one with Paisely and Ty?!🤞😍😆
It will have a sequel? ?